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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:39 | Tran: 23:48 | Set: 1:01
Altitude: -62.8°   Azimuth: 71.3°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6178 is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6178 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its faintness, HR6178 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6178

Finder chart HR6178 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6178.

HR6178 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6178 are provided in the following table:

16h 39m 05s
-37° 13’ 03”
Image of HR6178 star
DSS2 image of HR6178. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6178 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6178


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6178 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6178. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6178 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6178 is distant 434.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

133.16 pc
434.09 ly
3 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6178


Visibility of HR6178 from your location

Today's HR6178 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°